Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Is Less Than One-Thousand Three-Hundred Days Ta Go

So, the Universe done rolls a d100. Ya don't get fer ta see it - is behind the DM's screen. Ya knows that anythin' under a 97 (or mebbe a 95 or a 98 - you ain't exactly sure) means all is good, at least fer the next few months. But if'n the roll fails, is prolly death. A slow, prolly painful death, mebbe in a year, mebbe in ten. This be the reality the Tiz (aka Shianti, aka Julie) done has ta deal with every six months or so, when she done gets a full-body scanification, lookin' fer if the cancer done returned. I expects you buggers can understan' what how anticipatin' it an' waitin' a day fer the results afters can be a little stressful.

Good news be, this week's scan done showed no cancer. She's at more'n a year and a half now since the treatment ended, with about three and a half ta go until they stamp "CURED" on her forehead an' send her home with a lollipop. Won't ever be entirely home free - is always gonna be a tiny chance, an' even if'n it never comes back she's gonna have an' increased chance of heart disease an' whatnots, as a result of the treatments. But when that timer done reaches zero, or close enough, we's gonna have a helluva party.

Once again, we wanna thank every single one of you lot what has done expressed they's support, in any and all forms. Means more ta us than we'll ever be ables ta say.

20 comments:

Rades said...

Great news, Ratters. :)

Anonymous said...

I wish you both well.

I assume you've seen this already, but some of the readers might be interested in this XKCD strip about cancer diagnosis and being "cured":

http://xkcd.com/931/

(XKCD often tries to illustrate math; the above strip uses highway lanes as a metaphor for what is going on.)

Darraxus said...

Congratulation.

My Mother In Law is going through treatment for stage three kidney cancer after they removoed a 20 pound tumor.

It wasnt looking good at first, but treatment now seems to be working.

Sephrenya said...

I had had a completely crappy day until I read your post. It made me cry. I am so happy for you both. Huge hugs, Seph xxx

Kusamoto said...

+1 to Seph. My day still sucks, but it suddenly looks like much less important suck than it did. Glad things are going well so far.

Khol Drake said...

Great news, Ratters. Best wishes and better luck to both of you.

Siha said...

I have never hoped for low rolls as much as I am now. Keep rolling low, Universe!

That is truly great news.

spinksville said...

Yay, great news. And vibes for all of you.

The Godmother said...

\o/ to you both. Every day is a good day in these circumstances :D

scotth said...

Woohoo for good results.

SpiritusRex said...

Great news! Every day I come to your site I make sure to see that the countdown is still ticking. Hopes and continued prayers to you and Julie!

tkc said...

/cheer

Saif said...

Good to hear. :)

arcanewordsmith said...

Awesome Rats. I wear the blue Canadian Cancer Society bracelet 24/7 for a number of reasons.

Any time I hear of folks who've overcome it on any level it makes me happy. Best to the both of you, today and every day.

Grai said...

Wonderful news ..Continued best wishes to you both

Gyorg said...

Congratulations on another successful roll, and I hope that probability doesn't catch up to you before the reaper gets bored of the game.

To everyone else, I'd like to point out that the system isn't necessarily a 'roll under'... For all medical science knows, it could be a game of wheel of fortune.

Eustashius said...

I am cheered by this great news! The first thing I check before reading the latest is the timer.
- Eust

Zellviren said...

Kusamoto spoke for me; good news is great news.

Ratshag said...

@everyone

Thanks fer the good wishes. They mean a lot.

Shoryl said...

Great news. I know exactly how you both feel... especially since I usually have to wait *3* days for my results. (I'm almost at 2 yrs past treatment)